Month: February 2018

Why maintaining weight loss is so hard

We’ve all heard about people who manage to lose weight, but how often do they maintain the new weight? Dieting is easy initially because you’re full of enthusiasm and can draw on will power for the energy required in the first few weeks. Will power is a finite commodity though …

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Why energy balance is important

One of the biggest challenges people face with energy is finding a balance between energy in and energy out, or what is called the energy balance. The amount of energy being expended on a daily basis must be matched by the amount of energy being put into the body. So …

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Can mental health cause physical pain?

The mind is a clever thing. It can play tricks on us, and it can fool us as well. When we’re feeling low, or under a lot of stress and worry, the mind might tell us we’re okay and even encourage us to ‘power on’ despite our feelings. But ultimately, …

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How sleep affects weight loss

This is one of the most popular questions about sleep that is asked on Google, which is interesting as I think it’s an under-appreciated aspect of weight loss. The fact is, sleep plays a major role in fat loss (and in muscle gain as well). Sleep is a critical factor …

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